Table 1

Characteristics of diabetic patients registered in clinics (March 2002–June 2008)

Characteristic

Value


Total no. of diabetic patients registered

4,404

Type of diabetes, n (%):

Type 1

54 (1.2%)

Type 2

4,350 (98.8%)

Age in years, median (IQR)

53 (46 to 60)

Age group in years, n (%):

≥39

438 (10.0%)

40 to 49

1,168 (26.5%)

50 to 59

1,540 (35.0%)

≥60

1,258 (28.6%)

Women, n(%)

2,905 (66.0%)

Origin of patients*, n (%):

District of clinic

1,724 (41.2%)

Other districts of province

1,550 (37.0%)

Outside province

912 (21.8%)

Random plasma glucose on admission, median (IQR)

272 (196 to 376)

Random plasma glucose <180 mg/dl, n (%)

797/4,095 (19.5%)

HbA1c on admission %, median (IQR) (n = 950)

11.5 (9.1 to 13.5)

HbA1c <7%, n (%)

59/950 (6.2%)

Blood pressure on admission, n (%):

Systolic ≥140 mm Hg

1,555/3,840 (40.5%)

Diastolic ≥90 mm Hg

1,316/3,840 (34.3%)

BMI on admission, kg/m2, median (IQR) (n = 4337):

All patients

23.5 (20.9 to 26)

Men

23 (20.1 to 26)

Women

23.7 (21.1 to 26.2)

BMI ≥23 kg/m2, n (%)

2,433/4,337 (56.1%)

BMI ≥27.5 kg/m2, n (%)

686/4,337 (15.8%)

Treatment on last consultation, n (%):

No antidiabetic drug

91 (2.2%)

Oral antidiabetic drug(s) alone

3,911 (94.1%)

Insulin alone

115 (2.8%)

Oral antidiabetic drug(s) plus insulin

41 (1.0%)

No data

246


*Data on origin available only for patients admitted until February 2008.

BMI = body mass index; HbA1c = glycosylated hemoglobin; IQR = interquartile range.

Raguenaud et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:33   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-33

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